Abram Brewer, of Pleasant Township, was born on the farm where he now lives, May 25, 1830, and was the son of Garrett C. and Mary (Van Birke) Brewer. His life occupation has been farming. He was married December 6, 1871, to Martha E. Purcell. She was born in Hancock County, Ind., October 1, 1843, and was the daughter of John and Sarah (Skinner) Purcell. Mr. and Mrs. Brewer have four children: Maggie F., born October 26, 1872, Jessie, November 19, 1876; Charles, July 29, 1879, and Hattie, September 19, 1882, all of whom are living. Mr. Brewer and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. In politics, the former is a republican. He owns 100 acres of land, about half of which is in cultivation.